Zander Introduction into North America

  • avatar brandonoutdoors 
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    So, I picked up a book on Walleye fishing a few years ago and remember their was a bit about the European Walleye called the ‘Zander’. What a fish!! I beleive they stocked them into lakes of Minnesota and Iowa… anyone know about this and if they are still around?

    PS: itll be a zander i bet if its over 14lbs

    Avatar of Brian Klawitter Brian Klawitter 
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    #314482

    Hey Brandon,

    I didn’t hear we had any stocking. There was a big brewhaha about restaurants serving what was called walleye but was in actuality was Zander.

    Avatar of fishingdad fishingdad 
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    #302821

    I think North Dakota is the only state to have stocked zander in the US

    Avatar of sauger sauger 
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    PS: itll be a zander i bet if its over 14lbs

    Or a pool 4 pre spawner

    avatar brandonoutdoors 
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    I am still learning about your “pools” down south. and Ill dig up that info in my book and post a few quotes from it this evening… I want to catch one!

    Avatar of Brian Klawitter Brian Klawitter 
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    Brandon? Have you ever tried eelpout?

    If Zander tastes anything like walleye, ‘pout are much better.

    Avatar of koldfront kraig koldfront kraig 
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    Brandon? Have you ever tried eelpout?

    If Zander tastes anything like walleye, ‘pout are much better.


    Now that’s just plain nasty.

    Ive cleaned and eaten an eelpout.

    it didn’t taste bad, the texture is a little rubbery though.

    I couldn’t get the stink off my hands though after cleaning the darn thing.

    Avatar of Brian Klawitter Brian Klawitter 
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    #831924

    Must of boiled them too long Kraig.

    …your hands I mean.

    avatar jerrj01 
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    #832031

    Don’t trust this one. He will will have you fishing for catfish and tell you it is better than fishing for walleyes.

    avatar klino3 
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    So, I picked up a book on Walleye fishing a few years ago and remember their was a bit about the European Walleye called the ‘Zander’. What a fish!! I beleive they stocked them into lakes of Minnesota and Iowa… anyone know about this and if they are still around?

    PS: itll be a zander i bet if its over 14lbs


    Here is a little info.

    http://www.areavoices.com/dougleier/?blog=9704

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